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Donna Rivers 02-19-2007 08:48 PM

base molding for round corners
I am triming our new home and having problems finding any information on how to cut and install base trim on outside round corners. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

wienerwater 02-19-2007 09:36 PM

Hey Donna,
As far as round base corners, usually you can buy the rounded part seperate, and continue the straight runs after that with longer pieces.
Just do a search for "round base moulding corners", and you can get some ideas what's out there. Hope this helps a little.

Daryl in Nanoose 02-20-2007 06:55 AM

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I have included a pic of how this is done if no corner piece is availible and I like the look of this better. What I do is cut to sample pieces one for each side with a 22-1/2 degree cuts(see pic) then fit the last piece in which has a 22-1/2 degree on both ends(see pic). The last one I did was 5/8" from inside of cut to inside of cut but they are not always the same.

Graham 02-24-2007 02:14 PM

Donna take a piece of the straight molding and make cross cuts every 1/2". the cuts should be almost all the way through. This will allow the molding to 'bend' around the corner. Use wood filler to fill the top edge.

Square Eye 02-25-2007 12:22 PM

On a tight radius, backscoring will not work.

glennjanie 02-25-2007 05:55 PM

Here is another idea. Use a square piece of wood and cut the radius out the back of it; leaving square sides for the base to terminate against.

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